When I was a young kid in the late 1900s, I used to think that Saturday Night Live was the most grown-up thing imaginable. It was cool. It was on the cutting-edge of show business. It was risqué. It was late at night. I thought I was the coolest kid around when my parents would… Continue reading An open letter to Lorne Michaels: Let me host your show
I am not sure that my generation has earned the right to be nostalgic about our childhoods. I had a coworker a few years back who discovered YouTube, and watched a ton of commercials from the '60s and '70s, when he was a kid. Forty year old commercials for a bunch of dangerous toys with… Continue reading You haven’t earned your nostalgia.
Back at the end of the 20th Century, right around the time when I started using Google (before this I was an AltaVista man), I wondered how many other Arthur Hattons there were on the Earth. Thus, like many others in this crazy age of information, I Googled my own name out of curiosity. My… Continue reading Arthur Hatton Elementary School
I once told someone that having someone else play one of your songs is like letting them take care of your child, and that's why (as I discussed in a previous entry) I stopped playing in bands and stuck with an acoustic guitar. It's not that I didn't want to write hard rock or play… Continue reading Musicians From My Past 3: Matthew Ryan
I'm not going to tell you that living in Rexburg was the best time of my life. I met some amazing friends there and grew in a lot of ways, but I was not happy. I grew up in a small town in Kentucky, thinking that the thing that made me different was my Mormon… Continue reading Musicians From My Past 2: Rachel Couch and Miles Haeberle
I have decided to write a short series on the musicians I've played and interacted with in my musical past. All these musicians had an impact on me, and for posterity's sake I think I ought to make that known. Not only that, a few of them are still cranking out awesome tunes that I… Continue reading Musicians From My Past 1: Jordan Bartlett and 4F (the band)